Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ode to oatmeal

Oatmeal is delicious, oatmeal is good
Try it this morning, really you should

Oatmeal has suddenly become all that much more delicious to me because of a simple little addition- peanut butter! And really, I probably love peanut butter more than oatmeal so it only makes sense that I marry the two together. But I wish I could take credit for coming up with this combination but I can't. See my friend recently sent me the link to this blog, and this woman is the queen of making all sorts of delicious oatmeal variations, almost all with some sort of nut butter added. And this woman lives in Fort Collins! I've already tried to befriend her but I guess I came off as a creepy stalker because I haven't heard back from her. Would showing up at her favorite bar/restaurant in hopes of running into her be too much? Hee, hee, hee....

Tasty nuts

Thought I would share this little trick I've been using lately to take my nuts to the next level. And if you have the mind of a 6th grader like me, I'll give you a second to get your mind out of the gutter. Currently almonds are my nuts of choice but I imagine this would work well with pecans and pistachios too.

Bragg's roasted almonds:
Raw almonds (or your nut of choice, just be sure they are unroasted and unsalted, huge bags of these sold at Costco and Sam's)
Bragg's liquid aminos (in the spray bottle)
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Take your nuts and spread them out on a cookie sheet. Spray the Bragg's all over those nuts, being sure that each nut gets a little. Lightly salt. Put nuts in preheated oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned. Let nuts cool completely before storing. Enjoy your nuts! And yes, I'm still giggling because I wrote nuts so many times.

P.S.- Don't worry Meg, I'm bringing home a bag of these for you to try.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

3 months

A few highlights of this month:

  • lots of smiles, and giggles when tickled
  • rolling over from tummy to back
  • lots of coo's
  • sleeping about 7-8 hours straight per night